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Political influence

This year seems to be big on important elections around the world. Finland is no different as we just had our second round of presidential elections yesterday. We go to the second round if none of the candidates gets over 50% of the votes on the first round.

The results were out late yesterday evening, but I didn't bother to wait for them. Both of the second round candidates were fine. In the end the situation got really close, the winner only got less than 4 percent more votes.

When you are applying for a loan they always ask whether you or anyone in your close circle has any political power. I know it means close family and friends, but I actually now also have connection that is only one person away from the elected president.

That's probably closest I will ever get to having any political power.